Pandora has today rolled out their new re-designed web based player, which was first unveiled back in July 2011. The new Pandora player is now HTML5 based and has been re-built from the ground up, providing a larger more prominent music player.
Other features have also been added making it easier to find and discover artists together with more detailed information about each one. Pandora now includes more social feature as well allowing you to share radio stations using an individual URL for each.
The new HTML5 coding has also brought with it faster navigation performance when compared to its Flash based predecessor. Pandora CTO Tom Conrad explains:
“We’ve rebuilt Pandora from the foundation up – starting with a completely new software platform based on HTML5,” – “This redesign represents years of learning and a deliberate and comprehensive review of every last detail of the experience.”
Another great feature has also been added or rather removed, for non paying users which has now scraped the annoying 40 hours cap which stopped Pandora playing and prompted you to purchase Pandora One.